The menu has been planned and all of the groceries bought to rejoice on this Easter Day, 2015. As I always do, I reflect back on past Easters. So many were spent back in Jackson at Mother and Daddy's. I came across a few old photos when the Divine Miss M was a toddler. Oh, she was THE cutest baby girl ever and I dressed her in the most adorable little smocked dresses. We were in the Air Force in Florida for these Easters, back in the 70's. It's hard to imagine how fast the years have flown by.
Our first child.......our only daughter. We focused all our attention on her and thought she was the most adorable child ever. Now, I must continue to look for Easter photos of the boys. We miss the times in Jackson and Easter egg hunts in the backyard. Those were the best of times.
Now, I couldn't let Easter come, without sharing my mother's ambrosia salad. Oh my gosh, this was so divine served in grandmother's crystal cutglass bowl. So delicious and so southern.....Wishing you all a very blessed and sweet Easter Day!
Drain fruit cocktail and mandarin oranges, saving syrups. With the reserved syrup, make 1 cup. If needed, add water to equal one cup. Bring this to a boil and dissolve the Knox gelatin in boiling liquid. Remove from heat and allow to cool. In a mixing bowl, whip the cream cheese with the powdered sugar until smooth and creamy. Fold in the Cool Whip. Add the cooled gelatin syrup and whip until fluffy and light. Combine all fruits, coconut and marshmallows into the whipped cream mixture. Place in beautiful crystal bowl and chill until ready to serve.